When most people think of a fire pit, what comes to mind is an actual pit that is dug into the ground and surrounded by stone or metal. These may be ideal for anyone who likes a good campfire on a cool summer or fall evening, but it takes a lot of work to actually install them. You need to dig the actual pit, line it with something that will contain the fire, and surround it with something that will look great while keeping everything safe. Fortunately, there are options available to you if you want a fire pit but either can’t or won’t dig an actual pit, the most convenient and striking of which is a metal sphere fire pit.
A metal sphere fire pit is exactly what it sounds like: a portable fire pit made from metal that is molded into a spherical shape. The simplest of these fire pits consist of a basin with a dome-shaped metal screen, while the most elaborate are sculpted works of art that show a beautiful scene or design when a fire is lit.
There are a few good reasons to invest in a metal sphere fire pit instead of an in-ground pit. First of all, they are easy to use. Instead of digging into the ground to build a pit and making sure that it is free of brush or garbage, all you need to do is wheel out the metal sphere, fill it with fuel for your fire, and light it. Most metal sphere fire pits can be covered completely when it comes time to extinguish the fire. Simply close the sphere and smother the fire.
The next big advantage of metal sphere fire pits is that they are portable. You can take them just about anywhere, even to places where you normally wouldn’t be able to build a campfire or a bonfire. That alone could be reason enough to invest in a good metal sphere fire pit.
Finally, metal sphere fire pits can be beautiful works of art. Artists often sculpt elaborate designs out of these seemingly simple metal spheres, and they look especially striking when backed by a blazing fire.
The most elaborate metal sphere fire pits can get expensive, but even the simplest pits can be a good investment if you like to have bonfires in your backyard yet don’t want to build an in-ground fire pit. There are several companies throughout the country who sell these portable fire pits, so check them out if you are interested.